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My 8 favorite Suwanee area parks

My 8 favorite Suwanee area parks

BY: Angela Veugeler A little over eight years ago, my husband and I were expecting our first baby and wanted to move to a family-friendly area with lots of parks, playgrounds and trails. With my husband working in Norcross at the time, we explored many surrounding cities. But, after learning about Suwanee from a coworker, we

North Gwinnett Co-Op hosts “Back to School Bash” and donates over 200 backpacks

The North Gwinnett Co-Op hosted a “Back to School Bash” on July 29th from 9am-4pm. Over 200 children received their book bags during the Bash. Parents pre-registered for school supplies and attended the Bash to pick up their book bags. The Gwinnett Co. Fire Department and Police Department had trucks and equipment during the Bash

Suwanee Adopts Fiscal Year 2015 Budget with no increase in millage rate

Suwanee City Council approved a $13.6 million fiscal year 2015 citywide operating budget. The FY15 balanced budget anticipates that revenues will be down slightly by almost 2 percent, Suwanee’s millage rate will remain 4.93 mills, and no resources from the City’s fund balance will be required. Suwanee’s fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.

Suwanee Youth Leaders bring food and fun to Town Center Park

BY: Rachel Fasig Many Suwanee residents have come to anticipate the first Friday of each month as “Food Truck Friday” in Town Center Park. With live music on stage and Atlanta’s best food trucks lining the street, it has been known to draw a crowd, but none quite as large as the crowd seen on Friday, August 1st.

Suwanee’s Mucho Macho Man retires after a successful career as a racehorse

Mucho Macho Man, reigning Breeders’ Cup Champion, has retired at 6 years old, with $5.6 million in earnings over his racing career. This racehorse graced the cover of the May/June 2011 issue of Suwanee Magazine. Owned by Suwanee residents, Dean and Patti Reeves, Mucho Macho Man will enter stud at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm

Bridal shower televised on QVC in home of Mayor

This July, Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette’s wife Caron hosted a bridal shower for her former Suwanee Elementary Kindergarten student Courtney Cason. Cason is a popular host on QVC, the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer. QVC is running an interactive digital series called “Save the Date- Courtney Says I Do.” The series kicked off on

Suwanee Beer Fest is “Best Festival in Gwinnett!”

After 2 months of voting, the results are in and the readers have spoken. The 4th annual Suwanee Beer Fest is the best festival in Gwinnett thanks to the Reader’s Choice in the Gwinnett Daily Post. The Reader’s Choice awards include several different categories from food, pets, to Gwinnett life. Held in March this year,

2014 Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest Recap

Fourth annual festival raises money for local charity Kingdom Kids BY: Rachel Fasig “This event just keeps getting better and better! You better watch it, the Suwanee Beer Fest is getting the reputation as the best festival in Georgia!” said master home-brewer and owner of Brew Depot in Alpharetta, Bob Carlton. March 15th, 2014 marked the

Ready…Set…Get Dirty!

BY: Angela Veugeler Ready, set, get dirty! The Dirty Girl Mud Run took place on Saturday, April 12 in Buford at Lake Lanier Islands Resort for the second consecutive year. Originating in Wisconsin, there are now Dirty Girl runs in 25 different cities throughout the United States. The theme of The Dirty Girl Mud Run

Peace, Love & Arts in the Park

BY: Tana Christian Suggs What’s more fun than peace, love, and art? It’s the 2014 Peace, Love, and Arts in the Park… a day filled with art, 1970s music, food, fun, and more! Arts in the Park will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 17 at Town Center Park and will feature an

Lake Lanier’s Magical Night of Lights

BY: Tana Christian Suggs What’s more magical than a Christmas tree filled with twinkling holiday lights…or a house decorated with bright, colorful lights trimming the eaves and lining the windows and doors making the ordinary home look like a house made of gingerbread?  Perhaps one of the most treasured memories of Christmas is the wide eyes of children as they take

Western Trails Cowboy Gathering

“Western Trails Cowboy Gathering performs Live at Suwanee Day” BY: Tana Suggs Area residents attending this year’s Suwanee Day celebration can expect several treats! But don’t be surprised if you see the likes of Annie Oakley, Hopalong Cassidy, Pot Shot Parker and others. And I don’t mean on the big screen!
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